For most of you who have probably been exposed to a Japanese ad or two, you will most likely find that is wacky, funny and most of all, out of this world. That same DNA is also brought forward to this newly added Netflix series Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salesman.
The premise of the story is simple, Kantaro is a sweets addict, and he goes to the different sweet cafes and joints in Tokyo while trying to maintain cover as he does this while skipping out on work. While that premise can summarise what the story is, it comes nowhere near the level of profundity that comes with this series.
To put it simply, Japan loves details, and so much so, that I would recommend you watching this on the best TV Screen you have to fully enjoy this show. The reason being, that each episode will be filled with outlandish reactions to what seems like an average dessert and the level of details that come with it is a mouthful as well.
Kantaro explains each sweet or confectionery in the most minute of detail, from where the ingredients are sourced from to the method that was used to make that specific dessert. Mostly, each episode is addictive as the sweet itself, with a scenario being played out leading to a climax(in this case, he really reaches a climax). What viewers get is a visual explosion of weird and craziness that goes with his dessert lecture.
If anything, Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salesman is the epitome of fun, as well as appetite inducing. I have not gone an episode without being filled with cravings for ice cream or certain Japanese delights. The acting can be way over the top, but at the end of the day, it leaves you satisfied.
Oh, and by the way, each of the locations that Kantaro visits are actual cafes and stores in Japan, so you can even get good recommendations on good places to visit when you are travelling to Tokyo during your vacations.